Colorado WINS: When State Employees Have A Voice
About Colorado WINS
Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) is a union representing more than 24,000 state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities in every corner of our state. Black or white, Asian or Latine, native or newcomer, we make the way for quality essential services to everyone.
State employees care for veterans, the sick, and the disabled; we maintain the safety and use of our roads and bridges; we protect the quality of our drinking water and air; we assist those hurt by the economic downturn; we provide stewardship to public lands and boost tourism; we keep our jails and communities secure and provide many other essential services.
In 2020, state employees came together through our union Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) to pass a game changing bill that allows us to negotiate with our employer, State of Colorado, for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Our campaign in 2022
In 2021, we won historic first contract with victories like $15 minimum wage for all state jobs, increased on-call pay and raises to support our families. This fall we went back to the bargaining table to negotiate for our biggest win yet - a step scale that rewards years of service in state jobs. Read more about the campaign and how to get involved.
Colorado WINS Executive Board
Colorado WINS Executive Board Officers and leadership hail from a variety of backgrounds and from areas across the state ranging from Sterling to Canon City to the Western Slope and Denver. The Executive Board Officers, District and Department Committee Vice Presidents and the Retiree Chair are nominated and elected by fellow WINS members to represent their interests every three years.
Colorado WINS District Chapters
Our organization is divided into nine District Chapters, based on counties you reside in. See the map below to find out which District Chapter you belong to. Click on the image to see the map full size.